Jilly Cooper

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Apassionata

book | Fiction | 1996
World → Bantam Books
Abigail Rosen, nicknamed Appassionata, was the sexiest, most flamboyant violinist in classical music, but she was also the loneliest and the most exploited girl in the world. When a dramatic suicide attempt destroyed her violin career, she set her sights on the male-dominated heights of the conductor's rostrum.

Given the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra, Abby is ecstatic, not realising the RSO is in hock up to its neck and is composed of the wildest bunch of musicians ever to blow a horn or caress a fiddle. Abby finds it increasingly difficult to control her undisciplined rabble and pretend she is not madly attracted to the fatally glamorous horn player, Viking O’Neill, who claims droit de seigneur over every pretty woman joining the orchestra. And then Rannaldini, arch-fiend and international maestro, rolls up with Machiavellian plans of his own to sabotage the RSO.

Effervescent as champagne, Jilly Cooper's novel brings back old favourites like Rupert and Taggie Campbell-Black, but also ends triumphantly with a rampageous orchestral tour of Spain and the high drama of an international piano competition.
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Reviews

Delicious: light as a souffle and with divine flashes of wit. I could not put the damned thing down
Sunday Express

Sexy, dazzling protagonists... the humour comes thick and fast

Daily Express

Triumphant...a boisterous tale of sex and Chopin amongst Rutshire folk
Tatler

Appassionata - the divine Jilly Cooper’s latest and greatest novel
The Sunday Times

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